I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Public Health Data Analysis. My research focuses on how health differences between less and more advantaged people are born and perpetuated.
To tackle this I analyse data from large longitudinal studies, such as the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), and use methods embedded in the causal inference framework. These methods aim to tackle analytical issues like the unification of mediation and interaction, intermediate and time-varying confounding, and the existence of multiple mediators.
Between 2016 and 2020, I was funded by the Medical Research Council, through the GW4BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership, to complete my PhD at the University of Bristol. My topic was how our genes and socioeconomic conditions increase our chances of gaining weight by predisposing us to eat in certain ways. To answer this, I used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), also known as the Children of the 90s. I was supervised by Laura Johnson (Central for Exercise, Nutrition and Health, Integrative Epidemiology Unit), Laura Howe (Bristol Medical School, Integrative Epidemiology Unit) and Professor Tim Frayling (University of Exeter Medical School).
I hold a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Harokopio University (Greece) and an MSc in Epidemiology and Public Health from Wageningen University (The Netherlands). I have also worked as a Dietitian, taught in Higher Education, and maintain a strong interest in teaching.